Marbella was left shocked at the sudden death of popular Jiu-Jitsu champion Babak Alimoradian
The body of the long time Marbella resident was recovered by the emergency services on Saturday close to the Rio Verde motorway bridge.
Babak, a three time European champion, twice World Champion and extreme sports , had suffered a serious spinal injury in competition in January that briefly left him paralysed. He made a remarkable comeback that was documented in a recent video interview.
As well as being a martial arts champion, Babak was also an avid skydiver as well as setting up his own adventure tour company Team Extreme.
A truly friendly and humble man, Babak will be hugely missed by the Marbella martial arts family, as well as the skydiving and extreme sports fraternity.
Planet Marbella extends its deepest sympathies to his family.